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Dodgers’ Green Goes Through Workout

March 19, 2001

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Shawn Green, who hasn’t played since spraining his right thumb in the first inning of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ exhibition opener March 2, went through his first full workout with the team Monday since being injured.

Team spokesman John Olguin said it’s hoped Green will be playing in the near future, and the 28-year-old right fielder is definitely expected to be ready to start the season.

Green was injured while sliding into second base. It was originally thought he’d be sidelined only a few days, but the injury turned out to be more serious than that.

Olguin also said infielder-outfielder Hiram Bocachica, who fouled a ball off his left ankle Saturday, was improved and would probably be able to play later this week.

In addition, outfielder F.P. Santangelo, who pulled an oblique muscle in his left side during batting practice Saturday, is day-to-day, Olguin said.

The Dodgers’ exhibition game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Jupiter, Fla., on Monday was rained out.

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